Gearbox’s Mikey Newman is of the opinion petitions for artists to change their work shouldn’t be formed by gamers, but at the same time, he jokingly stated developers shouldn’t “do the thing that makes people write petitions” in the first place.
Speaking with OPM, Newman didn’t mention Mass Effect 3 or BioWare by name, but it was obvious he was asked for his opinion on the situation.
“You have no right to petition people in art,” he said. “You don’t, I don’t give a shit. That’s on me, that’s not Gearbox, that’s totally me. You have no right to petition artists to change their art.
“You can not like it, you can not buy it, you can not enjoy it, that’s fine. Bitch all you want, [but] you can not petition them.”
Newman is currently the head writer on Aliens: Colonial Marines, and today, BioWare announced it would release DLC for Mass Effect 3 this summer which would “clarify” the ending of the game.